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Ireland is the third-largest island in Europe and the twentieth-largest island in the world.[4] It lies to the northwest of continental Europe . To the east of Ireland is Great Britain, separatedfrom it by the Irish Sea. The island is divided between the Republic of Ireland, and Northern Ireland, a part of the United Kingdom. The population of Ireland is approximately 6.2 million people. Justunder 4.5 million live in the Republic of Ireland and just under 1.8 million live in Northern Ireland.[3]
Relatively of the mountains surrounding a central plain epitomise Ireland's geography withseveral navigable rivers extending inland. The island has lush vegetation, a product of its mild but changeable oceanic climate.
Irish culture has had a significant influence on other cultures,particularly in the fields of literature and, to a lesser degree, science and education. A strong Irish culture exists, as expressed for example through Gaelic games, Irish music and the Irish language,alongside a common Western culture, such as contemporary music and drama, and sports such as soccer, rugby and golf, and the English language.
Gaelic football is the most popular sport inIreland. Swimming, golf, aerobics, soccer, cycling, Gaelic football and billiards/snooker are the sporting activities with the highest levels of playing participation.[163] Soccer is the most popular sport involvingnational teams. Northern Ireland have also produced two World Snooker Champions.
Many other sports are also played and followed, including basketball, boxing, cricket, fishing, golf, greyhoundracing, handball, hockey, horse racing, motor sport, rugby league, show jumping andtennis.--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Irlanda es la tercera isla más grande de Europa y la isla vigésimo-más grande en el mundo. [4] Miente al noroeste de Europa continental. A al este de Irlanda está Gran Bretaña,...
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